Conversations with Dad

The other day, I was going through some notes that I had written on scrap pieces of paper that I hoped to someday add to my journal and I found these thoughts from a meaningful visit I had with my father. On June of 19, 2014, I had the pleasure of picking Dad up from…

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Challenges of Playing Monopoly

Monopoly is a game that has probably been around since man first learned how to barter for bread, butter, and meat. It would not surprise me if some day the rules for this game were found in the non-translated manuscript of the Dead Sea Scrolls. I am certain that ancient merchants must have used it…

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Lost

Lost, a Resilient Child Story by Cal Cazier, PhD

In 1974, we had just moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah, after completing my Master’s of Public Health degree at the University of Tennessee. My first wife Carol was recovering from surgery and radiation therapy for ovarian cancer. Paul was nearly four years old and we were staying in my parent’s home until I…

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Challenges and Friendship

When Lois Call was 18 months old, a cup of hot grease tipped over and spilled onto her head. It ran down her face, neck, and onto her shoulders causing a serious burn. The doctor made a house call to examine this little girl. After the exam, he placed bandages on her head and turned…

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Uplift Families Part 2

Uplift Families posted a second story in a three part story about the Resilency Toolkit. “Small rituals, repeated daily, become a solid bedrock of resiliency to ground your child’s connection to you and his family. Daily routines offer rich opportunities to create comforting, familiar patterns and expectations: how family members greet each other in the…

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Uplift Utah Features New Book!

We are delighted to announce being featured on Uplift Utah, first lady of Utah, Mrs. Jeanette Herbert’s initiative to connect parents with information, resources and programs that help them acquire knowledge and skills to raise loving, responsible, and happy children. After reviewing our upcoming book, “Resiliency Toolkit,” coming out June 18th she offered this heart…

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